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Volunteers may serve in a healthcare system either as regional health educators or as community health or nutrition promoters. Collaborating with host country counterparts on education, awareness, and other relevant projects, Volunteers encourage community members to adopt behaviors that promote health, prevent illness, treat disease and facilitate rehabilitation.
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|site=Uthai Thani
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|group=117
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|yearservicestarted=2005
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Volunteers teach public health in classrooms and model methodologies and subjects for primary and secondary school teachers. Projects include undertaking "knowledge, attitude, and practice" surveys in communities; assisting clinics or government planning offices in identifying health education needs; devising educational programs to address local health conditions; assisting in marketing messages aimed at improving local health practices; performing epidemiological studies; and serving as backup professionals for other health Volunteers.
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Rachel Bobruff<br>
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Thailand <br>
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2005-2006<br>
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117<br>
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Uthai Thani<br>
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TCCO<br>
  
''If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.''
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I rocked out in a riverside town, Uthai Thani, which is 4 hours North of Bangkok. 4 days a week I was in 2 elementary schools, Wat Thammasopit and Wat Amaritawari, helping teachers implement student centered learning. My focus was on training the teachers, rather than teaching the students, in an effort to increase sustainability. In addition I (with the town health clinic) planned 5 AIDS education workshops for adults in the town; all had a focus on empowering women to confidently make decisions regarding their health and rights. The ultimate workshop trained village health volunteers on how to repeat these clinics in their villages. In addition I worked with the town hospital to create a providence wide blood drive to not only replenish the low supply of blood, but address the concern that locals would not get tested for HIV/AIDS. Finally, I was an active member of the Gender and Development GIG leadership team, helping plan the yearly conference.
 
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While in Thailand I helped in group 118 training, located in my town, and ran the 2006 Thailand Temple Run Marathon.
==Education==
 
 
 
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in health education, nutrition, dietetics, or another health-related discipline; or a master's degree in public health; or be a registered nurse certified in public health or midwifery or a certified physician's assistant.  
 
 
 
==Experience==
 
 
 
Most applicants have been active in health-related activities on a volunteer basis in college or their community, working, for example, as peer nutritionists, AIDS or STD counselors, or resident advisors in dormitories. Many are pre-med students who have shadowed doctors in hospitals.
 
 
 
Other relevant experience includes expertise in disease surveillance, creative training and adult education techniques, and community entry and survey methods.
 
 
 
==External Links==
 
[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.health.pubhealth Public Health Education] Official US Peace Corps Website
 
 
 
[[Category:Health]]
 

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Rachel Bobruff
Thailand
2005-2006
117
Uthai Thani
TCCO

I rocked out in a riverside town, Uthai Thani, which is 4 hours North of Bangkok. 4 days a week I was in 2 elementary schools, Wat Thammasopit and Wat Amaritawari, helping teachers implement student centered learning. My focus was on training the teachers, rather than teaching the students, in an effort to increase sustainability. In addition I (with the town health clinic) planned 5 AIDS education workshops for adults in the town; all had a focus on empowering women to confidently make decisions regarding their health and rights. The ultimate workshop trained village health volunteers on how to repeat these clinics in their villages. In addition I worked with the town hospital to create a providence wide blood drive to not only replenish the low supply of blood, but address the concern that locals would not get tested for HIV/AIDS. Finally, I was an active member of the Gender and Development GIG leadership team, helping plan the yearly conference. While in Thailand I helped in group 118 training, located in my town, and ran the 2006 Thailand Temple Run Marathon.